Land and Housing - Shortland


Shortland, Newcastle NSW

The 8.5 metre, two-storey development on Macarthur Street completed in December 2020. Comprising eight homes, the design includes one building with four ground-floor, and four upper-level stacked dwellings, with a common entry for upper level, and individual entries for ground level dwellings. There is also a stacked dual-occupancy dwelling.

This project was a finalist for two categories in the UDIA 2022
Awards for Excellence, Small-Scale Infill Development and Affordable Development.





A Key focus for the Shortland Project  was not to overpower the neighbouring dwellings, the design takes a stepped approach, with the building structure rising gradually from street level.

Neighbouring privacy consideration was addressed through a series of batten privacy screens which are articulated into the building façade, which also helps reduce the scale of the building